Last Wednesday morning about 3 am a very dark cloud ascended over me. I was totally devastated that a such a flawed person would soon be the President of the country. I, like so many others never actually considered that possibility. I stayed up the rest of the night working a picture puzzle as I knew I was just too upset to even attempt sleep. (As a side story, I found it ironic that when I finished the puzzle a little over twenty four hours later I found that it had three missing pieces. That almost never happens…)
It would be Thursday morning before I began to think reasonably again. Can I possibly talk about politics here on RJsCorner in any objective way? Maybe I should just shut it down and walk away from this horror story? I don’t want to become another gloom and doom site on the Internet.
After some serious contemplation I have decided to try and maintain an open-minded attitude toward Mr. Trump at least until he shows me by his actions in addition to his campaign rhetoric that he is unworthy of it. Like many of his followers, I do believe that it is time for some serious changes to be made in our federal government. Changes like term limits, pulling back some from our military alliances, and changing the environment in the presently caustic nation’s capital. As long as he can make those changes without stifling our inalienable rights in the process I will give him at least some level of support. But I will fight tooth and nail his apparent lack of compassion for diversity, the right of everyone to have healthcare, and equal opportunities.
So, I have decided to continue posting here at RJsCorner. I have already lined up a 10 post series entitled “How Did We Get Here” that will flesh out how I think we got to a Trump presidency. In this series and going forward from there I will try to always “go high” no matter how low the coming administration might choose to go. But having said all that I will likely put a greater emphasis on the InSearchOfAmerica posts, my 5Star Posts, and my occasional post about spiritual things as well as my personal stories of life. I might have to very conscientiously reign in my “Question Everything” theme as I expect there will be a LOT of things that I will question in the coming months. I don’t want those issues to dominate here or in my life in general :)
We must always remember that there are stops, starts, and even reversals in any successful democracy. We shouldn’t be surprised when the backpedaling happens but remember that is it only a temporary pause in an otherwise forward moving country. During this backpedaling period between 2016 and 2020 we need to keep the faith and speak out for progressive change wherever we can. That is what I will try to do here at RJsCorner in the coming years. Lets not give up future hope because of some dark clouds on the current horizon. Blue skies will eventually return….